National Energy Board Act

Version of section 24 from 2002-12-31 to 2012-07-05:


Marginal note:Public hearings

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), hearings before the Board with respect to the issuance, revocation or suspension of certificates or of licences for the exportation of gas or electricity or the importation of gas or for leave to abandon the operation of a pipeline shall be public.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) A public hearing need not be held where the Board, on the application or with the consent of the holder, revokes or suspends

    • (a) a licence;

    • (b) a certificate issued in respect of an international or interprovincial power line, regardless of whether the power line has been brought into commercial operation under that certificate; or

    • (c) a certificate issued in respect of a pipeline, if the pipeline has not been brought into commercial operation under that certificate.

  • Marginal note:Other matters

    (3) The Board may hold a public hearing in respect of any other matter if it considers it advisable to do so.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-7, s. 24
  • 1990, c. 7, s. 12
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